Month: July 2009

Falooda

Preparation time : 20 mins + Chill time | Serves 6 persons This is famous falooda recipe from Pakistani cuisine. Falooda is prepared in different styles for instance; “Creamy falooda” and “jelly Falooda”. This is original jelly falooda recipe in which you can also add ingredients of your own choice. This recipe can be prepared in few minutes if you use ready made ice cream. For more Asian dessert recipes, refer to the book : The Sweet Spot, which contain over 100 delightful recipes inspired from various Asian cuisines.Ingredients: 2 cups thin white noodles (boiled)1 ltr milk3 tbspn strawberry sauceSugar to taste½ cup crushed cashew½ cup crushed almonds½ cup crushed pistachio½ cup roasted raisinsAny flavor ice cream as required1 pack apple jello mix1 pack banana jello mix1 pack pineapple jello mix Amazon.com Widgets Procedure: 1. Take a deep sauce pan to boil milk.2. When the milk starts bubbling, add crushed almonds, pistachio, cashew, sugar and raisins. Cook them on medium heat for at least 15-20 mins so that all flavors of nuts absorbs in the milk and the mixture become denser.3. Now pour the milk mixture into a deep bowl and place it in freezer for 30 mins.4. Then prepare each flavor of jello mixture separately(just dissolve jello mix in hot water) and freeze it.5. After that in a beautiful serving glass of falooda put a big scoop of...

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Kitchen Knife Set > Black Knife Set by OXO

[asa]B000A13OFM[/asa] Features : – 14 piece complete kitchen knife set including wooden block. – Stainless steel blades on all knives are sharpened and hardened for strength. – Includes a sharpening tool for keeping the edges sharp and in fine shape. – This black knife set has black non-slip rubber handles providing easy and safe grip. – Set includes six steak knives, 8-inch chef knife, 8-inch slicer, 3-1/2-inch parer, 5-inch utility knife, 4-inch Santoku, 8-inch bread knife, a sharpening tool and a top quality wood box for storage of all the above knives and tools. – Wood box has space for three additional knives. – All the knives are dishwasher safe, but hand washing recommended for longer life. – This OXO 14 piece kitchen knife set comes with a life time warranty. – FREE shipping to U.S. – Buy Online. Detailed Description No matter what type of cooking you do, you at least need a few knives to cut, slice and carve vegetables, fruits, meats and other food items but this 14 piece kitchen knife set by OXO offers even more than that. Some of the features of this knife set are highlighted below : 14-Piece Knife set : All the knives that are required by professional as well as home cooks are present in this knife set. The set includes the following knives 8-inch chef 8-inch slicer 3-1/2-inch parer...

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Lemon Pie Recipe

Preparation time : 30 mins + 2 hr Freezing time | Serves : 8 persons This is an easy lemon pie recipe as it is prepared just by freezing so you don’t need to use stove or oven to prepare this yummy lemon pie. The crust is formed by corn flakes, which is hardly found in any pie recipes and hence the crust is more crispy than in other pie recipes. For more recipes of pies, refer to the book Title : Pie, which contains over 300 pie recipes of sweet pies with fillings ranging from fruits, nuts, ice cream, custard and much more.Ingredients : 3/4 cup cornflake crumbsSugar as required50 gm butter (melted)200ml whipped cream1 1/3 cup condensed milk1/3 cup lemon juice1/2 tspn lemon zest, grated Amazon.com Widgets Procedure : 1. In a mixing bowl, mix corn flake crumbs, two tbsp sugar and melted butter..2. Take a suitable cake pan and make base and sides of above mixture by pressing your hands and place it in fridge for 15-20 minutes until it becomes set.3. Now in another bowl mix whipped cream and condensed milk using whisk or beater.4. When they mix well, add lemon zest and lemon juice and again mix.5. Now take out the cake pan of corn crust and pour the lemon mixture into it. Again place it in fridge for at least 2 hours or...

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Pita Sandwich

Preparation time : 30 mins | Serves 6 persons This pita sandwich is modified form of falafel sandwich in which green yogurt sauce is used in the assembling of sandwich and in preparation of garbanzo patties, flour is used to bind the mixture. The modification of these results in great healthy sandwich snack. For more ideas on making sandwiches, refer to the book, Nancy Silverton’s Sandwich Book, which contains dozens of unusual ideas on making great sandwiches. Ingredients: 1 cp boiled garbanzo beans 2 cloves garlic (chopped) 1/2 cup coriander leaves ¼ cup mint leaves ½ cup green onions (chopped only green parts) 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1 tspn coriander powder 1 tspn cumin powder Salt to taste 1 tspn paprika powder All purpose flour as required (to bind mixture) Olive oil for shallow frying Pita bread as required Sliced tomatoes as required Salad leaves as required Green yogurt sauce as required Amazon.com Widgets Procedure: 1. Take a blender or food processor and add green onions, garlic, coriander and mint leaves, garbanzo beans and bread crumbs and blend them well to form a smooth paste. 2. Now add spices and seasonings into the puree including coriander powder, cumin powder, salt and paprika and blend until all the flavors mixes well in the mixture. 3. After that take out the mixture into a mixing bowl and add flour into it...

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Best Cooking Shoes : Cook Shoes That Work

Jump to : Women Kitchen Shoe Men Kitchen Shoe When looking for cook shoes, few things must always be kept in mind i.e a) It must offer protection from falling objects b) Protection from spills such as boiling water c) Must have slip resistant soles. This is where Dansko has established itself as a name of trust and many professional chefs and culinary institutes recommended their professional clogs for both men and women. Most of the Dansko shoes that are designed for work place environment fall in the price range $60-$150. Approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and having a seal of longevity, Dansko cook shoes are in the top selling shoes for kitchen and restaurants as they offer comfort, strength and ease when it comes to working for hours on feet in kitchen. The APMA is the leading national organization consisting of professional doctors and Podiatrists. This groups pf professionals only approve those footwear that promote good foot health and Dansko kitchen footwear are right on top when it comes to working in professional or even domestic kitchen environment. Dansko Kitchen Clogs For Men [asa_collection]dansko_men[/asa_collection] Dansko Kitchen Clogs For Women [asa_collection]dansko_women[/asa_collection] Dansko has been producing kitchen clogs for both men and women for years and the variety that are available for both the sexes vary slightly in design and color but they are made for the same...

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Cheese Rolls

Preparation time : 90 mins | Serves 10 persons This cheese roll recipe is different in a way that the dough for roll is prepared in a same manner as pizza dough and hence it becomes very soft and crispy. The stuffing is made by mixing different types of cheese and you can add or adjust flavors of cheese according to your taste. For more delicious recipes with cheese, refer to the book Cheese, Glorious Cheese, which contains over 75 tempting recipes for cheese lovers. Ingredients: For dough: 3 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast1/4 teaspoon sugar1 cup water1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup powdered milk1 egg1/2 cup oil For Stuffing: 1 cup cottage cheese (shredded)1/4 cup parsley (finely chopped)1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)¼ cup cheddar cheese¼ cup parmesan cheese1 tbspn fresh oreganoPinch of freshly crushed black pepperOil for deep frying Amazon.com Widgets Procedure: 1. In half cup normal water or lukewarm water (don’t use hot water) mix yeast and sugar and leave for 10 minutes until bubbles appear on the top of mixture and become foamy.2. In a bowl of dough mixer combine flour, salt, milk powder, oil and egg and turn on the mixer at slow speed so that all ingredients mix together.3. Now add the yeast mixture in the flour mixture and mix them. After a minute speed up the mixer so that dough would form and...

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Dahi Vada – Lentil dumplings in Yogurt

Preparation time : 45 mins | Serves 10 persons or more Dahi vada has different names in South Asian cuisine like “Dahi Baray”, “Dahi Pholki”, “Dahi Balle”, etc. all due to different shapes, while in western cuisine it is also called as “Lentil dumplings in Yogurt “. But the recipe of all these is same, vada or dumplings can also be made from black gram flour but the original dahi vada is made from black gram lentils paste. Its has little sour, salty and sweet taste due to dahi or yogurt sauce. It’s a main dish for tea time in South Asia and is mostly prepared during Ramadan. Ingredients: For Vada (dumplings): 1 cup Black gram (skinned and soak in water for over-night)2 tspn baking soda½ tspn red chili powder1 tspn garlic pasteSalt to tastewater as requiredOil for deep frying For Dahi (Yogurt Sauce): 2 cup dahi (yogurt)1 tspn red chili powder½ tbson roasted cumin powder1 tbspn sugar1 tspn saltWater as required Amazon.com Widgets Procedure: 1. Drain all the water from the lentils.2. Take a blender and put lentils into it, in the beginning add only ¾ cup of water and let it blend. If the lentils would not blend easily then add more water but make sure that the lentils paste should be very thick otherwise the dumplings or vada will become hard.3. Now pour the blended paste...

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Thi> 48 Meat Tenderizer Knives by Jaccard

[asa]B001347JK6[/asa] Features : – Reduces the cooking time up to 40%. – Makes the marinade absorb thoroughly for best taste. – Durable 48 stainless steel razor sharp knives. – This meat tenderizer tool has 3 rows having 16 knives each for tenderizing wider areas of meat. – Works on chicken, pork, beef, veal , abalone, roasts, whole turkey and wild game. – Complete ABS body that is light weight and never cracks or break due to aging. – Protective cover for preventing accidental release of knives. – This Jaccard 48 meat tenderizer is dishwasher safe and can also be cleaned manually. – FREE shipping to U.S. – Buy Online. Detailed Description Nothing seems to tenderize meat better than a professional meat tenderizer tool. Despite paying extra for cutting or tenderizing your meat or even using chemical tenderizers, a handy meat tenderizer like the Jaccard 48 meat tenderizer does not only save you time or money but it will also keep your meat healthy and in its original form. Have a look at some of the handy features of this easy to use meat tenderizer tool by Jaccard : 48 Razor Sharp Stainless Steel Knives : Unlike meat hammers used for tendering meat that often deform the shape of meat, this meat tenderizer tool has 48 razor sharp knives distributed in 3 rows having 16 razor sharp stainless steel knives...

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Lemon Chicken Recipe

Preparation time : 90 mins (approx.) | Serves 6 persons This lemon chicken recipe is very simple and easy to bake as it contains very few ingredients which are almost present in every kitchen. You may add some more spices or flavors if you want but this marinade is perfect for lemon chicken and becomes very tasty. You may also roast this lemon chicken instead of baking to enjoy bbq flavor. Ingredients: 2 tbsp lemon juice1 tbsp paprika1 tbsp ginger (finely chopped)½ tbsp garlic (finely chopped)1/4 cup white vinegar1 lemon, sliced12 chicken legs2 tbsp honeySalt to taste4 tbsp olive oilChopped fresh parsley (as required) Amazon.com Widgets Procedure: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.2. Take a mixing bowl and make marinade for chicken by mixing lemon juice, honey, vinegar , paprika, olive oil, ginger garlic and salt.3. Marinate chicken pieces in the mixture and leave it for at least 30 mins.4. Take a medium size baking tray and grease it using olive oil.5. Now place lemon slices in the bottom of baking tray. After that place chicken pieces on top and sprinkle chopped parsley on the chicken.6. Place the baking dish in preheated oven for 40-50 minutes and check in between so that chicken pieces would not burn form bottom. It is better to place aluminum foil in the bottom of pan then place the stuff to bake.7. When...

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Hummus Dip

Preparation time : 10 mins + Boiling time | Serves 6 persons Hummus is a famous dip from Mediterranean cuisine. It is prepared in variety of ways some hummus recipes contain only puree of boiled garbanzo beans with olive oil while this recipe contains tahini and yogurt along with garbanzo puree which adds some more delicious flavor to the hummus. You may sprinkle paprika if you serve it with the pita bread to give some spicy taste. This hummus sauce can also be used in shawarama. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup chick pea (garbanzo beans) 4-5 green chilies 2 garlic cloves 3 tbspn tahini Salt to taste 1/2 cup drain yogurt 2 tbspn lemon juice olive oil to make paste Amazon.com Widgets Procedure: 1. Take a sauce pan to boil garbanzo beans with garlic for at least 30 minutes. To save your time you may use a good pressure cooker to boil beans, it would take hardly 15 minutes but make sure the water should enough in the beans so that the boiled water will be used later in this recipe. 2. After that drain all the water from the beans and garlic and reserve it. 3. Put the beans and garlic in food processor to blend them very fine. 4. When the beans mashed completely add olive oil, tahini, yogurt, lemon juice, salt and half quantity of reserved water...

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